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TOWN OF WOODBURY – A crash between a tractor-trailer carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline and a car in the Town of Woodbury early Friday claimed the life of one person.
State Police said two male occupants were in the car traveling north on Route 32 near Ridge Road when the car crossed into the southbound lane and was struck head-on by the fuel tanker.
The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was transported to Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill with lower body and internal injuries. The driver of the tanker suffered minor injuries.
Police are withholding the names of those involved pending notification of relatives.
About 50 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled. The Orange County hazmat team responded to clean up the spill. None of the gasoline from the tanker was spilled. The gasoline was later transferred to another fuel tanker and then removed.
Investigators were assisted at the scene by the State Police Reconstruction Unit and the Town of Woodbury Police. The investigation is continuing.